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Old 18-09-2015, 06:07   #1
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Florida Anchoring Restrictions are Back on the Table

Many cruisers celebrated this spring when the Florida Legislature completed its session without passing a law restricting anchoring; however, we all knew the subject would rise again this year. The Florida House of Representatives is scheduling a public workshop in Tallahassee for sometime during the week of October 5-9, 2015. This workshop's focus is squarely on whether to restrict anchoring in public waters adjacent to waterfront residences, according to an email from the Chair of the State Affairs Committee or the Florida House of Representatives. We won’t know which day until as little as a week before, so please share this will all who might be able to go and help represent the cruising community.
One more note: This past spring, boating enthusiasts and advocates organized to developed astrong yet civil message to legislators to help them understand how anchoring restrictions might negatively affect cruisers, civic groups, municipalities, and marine and waterway businesses – and this helped allow the restrictive Senate Bill to die on the floor. Threats and bad conduct – online or otherwise – often negatively affects the outcome of a cause.
Think you might be able to participate in the Tallahassee workshop? Please send me an email.
Here’s the article I wrote Sep. 15 with the letter and all the details: Florida House to hold anchoring regulation public workshop in October located in General | Waterway Guide News Update
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How did the workshop go?
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Re: Florida Anchoring Restrictions are Back on the Table

Here's my report:
Anchoring setbacks and time limits discussed at Florida House located in General | Waterway Guide News Update
Nothing new scheduled yet and Moriatis hasn't introduced his bill yet, but be sure a bill on anchoring setbacks and/or time limits will be introduced in the 2016 session.
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Florida Anchoring Restrictions are Back on the Table

Idea: use social media to draw more attention to this. This forum is too limited. You don't need to go viral to make a dent. We can find many instances to tell a positive story and at same time, profile the negatives in such a way as to actually help the situation (I.e., derelict boats are a real pita). This could help draw attention to the correct areas and not tramp on public rights.
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